FONR won patent infringement suit against GE and many others!
"Raymond Damadian, M.D., fonder, president and CEO of FONAR is credited with the discovery that is the basis for magnetic resonance scanning in 1970. The company has a score of patents and has been successful in challenging much bigger companies in numerous patent infringement cases. On May 27, 1997, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered General Electric (GE) to pay FONAR $128,705,766 for its infringement of FONAR's patents. The company has also obtained satisfaction from nearly every one of its competitors in the MRI industry, including Toshiba, Siemens (SI), Shimadzu and Philips (PHG)."